Karapatra, Kara-patra, Karapātra: 5 definitions

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Karapatra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda

Karapatra (करपत्र) refers to a weapon (“sew”). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karapatra (करपत्र).—

1) a saw; तत्क्रूरदन्तकरपत्रनिकृत्तसत्त्वम् (tatkrūradantakarapatranikṛttasattvam) Mv.5. 29.

2) playing in water. °वत् (vat) m. the palm tree.

Derivable forms: karapatram (करपत्रम्).

Karapatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kara and patra (पत्र).

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Karapātra (करपात्र).—

1) splashing water about while bathing.

2) the hand hollowed to hold anything.

Derivable forms: karapātram (करपात्रम्).

Karapātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kara and pātra (पात्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karapatra (करपत्र).—n.

(-traṃ) 1. A saw. 2. Splashing water about while bathing, playing or gamboling in water. E. kara, and patra a leaf; being in the hand as a leaf.

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Karapātra (करपात्र).—n.

(-traṃ) 1. The hand hollowed so as to hold anything. 2. The throwing of water in sport. E. kara, and pātra a cup.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Karapātra (करपात्र):—[=kara-pātra] [from kara] n. splashing water about while bathing (cf. -pattra above), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the hand hollowed so as to hold anything, [Horace H. Wilson]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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